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NASA’s Mission to Mars

The Mars 2020 Perseverance mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on July 30, 2020. It is set to land on the Jezero Crater on the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021. While there, the Perseverance rover will seek signs of ancient microbial life and collect rock and soil samples for a possible return […]

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East/West Industries, Inc. Gives Back During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kudos to our industry partner, East/West Industries, Inc. Ronkonkoma-based EW recently donated their time and pivoted their operations to manufacture 10,000 COVID-19 masks for Suffolk County law enforcement personnel. “East/West is an incredible company that utilized their expertise and their workers to partner with us to help protect our first responders,” said Suffolk County Executive […]

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This Robot Promotes Hands-On Learning During COVID-19

“New York Tech’s E.R.R.S.E.L.A. robot has served double duty as a research and high school outreach tool before and during the pandemic…and even played a starring role at this year’s commencement.” An excerpt from the article: “E.R.R.S.E.L.A. is not just a robot—who can speak, play music and answer questions—but a philosophy. It was deliberately designed […]

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STEAM Teacher Advanced Mentoring Program (STAMP)

If you know a high school teacher who is passionate about STEAM innovations, tell them to apply for the Fall 2020 STEAM Teacher Advanced Mentoring Program (STAMP). NYIT faculty mentors will provide guidance on techniques and tools for dynamically enhancing content for K-12 students, and upon program completion, participants receive $300 for participation and $200 for […]

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Fire Truck of the Future?

Have you seen this amazing video rendering of a futuristic fire truck? Take a look as Dahir Insaat, an Istanbul, Turkey-based tech startup showcases its conceptualized fire truck prototype using STEM technology to address the many issues with the fire trucks of today.   In this version, the fire truck can rise above traffic and […]

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Explore how JetBlue is staying connected with its passengers, even when it’s not in the skies, with their new program “JetBlue Jr.”

  JetBlue’s commitment to keeping you entertained and informed is nonstop, even when you’re not flying. And let’s be honest — some of you can probably use some “inflight entertainment” for your little ones right now. You know what they say, time flies when you’re learning new things. Introducing JetBlue Jr., an educational video series […]

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At Home Activities and Resources for Your Child

at home STEM activities

Looking for STEM-related activities and resources for your children while they are out of school? We’ve compiled the below list for you and your family to keep learning fun and engaging while we all stay at home in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. We will update this list often, so please check […]

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Middle School Student Names NASA’s Next Mars Rover

NASA’s next Mars rover has a new name – Perseverance. Alexander Mather, a 13-year-old student from Virginia submitted the winning name. The seventh-grader submitted the winning entry to the agency’s “Name the Rover” essay contest, which received 28,000 entries from K-12 students from every U.S. state and territory. According to Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of […]

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